Rachel Morgan - Rosas and Perón in the Contemporary Argentine Novel

Rachel Morgan

DEPT/SUBJECT AREA - Modern Foreign Languages (Latin America Studies)

SUPERVISOR(S) - Dr. Lloyd Hughes Davies and Dr. Federico Lopez-Terra

RESEARCH DEGREE (PhD/M.Phil/MA by Research) - PhD

THESIS TITLE - Rosas and Perón in the Contemporary Argentine Novel 




After achieving a BA first class honours degree in French and Spanish and Swansea University, I am now pursuing a PhD in Latin American Studies. My research is a comparative study which focuses on exploring the literary representations of the two most prominent Argentine political leaders: the notorious nineteenth century Dictator, Juan Manuel de Rosas and the twentieth century populist President, Juan Domingo Perón. My project concentrates on comparing and contrasting the personal and professional lives of Argentina’s controversial leaders who have influenced much of the whole of Argentina’s historiography whilst arguing that the Perón administration was a modern day reincarnation of the infamous Rosas government.




‘Uncovering the similarities and differences between Argentina’s most prominent political leaders’, (Postgraduate Conference, Swansea University, dept. Languages, Translation and Interpreting, January 2017)  

‘Argentina’s dictators and political leaders’ (The Defence Research Network Inauguration, Bristol University, dept. Policy and Strategy, May 2017).



I am currently working on submitting a piece to the Romance Studies Journal



The James Pantyfedwen Foundation

(other scholarships won include the Swansea University Undergraduate Scholarship, the Roy Lewis Memorial Prize, the Swansea University Master’s scholarship, the Glamorgan Academic Scholarship and the Rhondda Cynon Taff Higher Education Scholarship).